Chilima cleared of corruption charges

By Chisomo Phiri

High court judge Justice Redson Kapindu has on Monday May 6,2024 ordered an immediate discharge and discontinuation of a corruption case involving the Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima.

This follows an application by the Director of Public Prosections, Masauko Chamkakala, in which he says the move is in accordance with section 99 subsection 2 of the Malawi constitution.


The court order seen by this publication further indicates that all bail conditions against Chilima have been removed.

This means that the vice president is now a free person.

The Anti Corruption Bureau(ACB) arrested Chilima on November 25, 2022 following allegations that he received $280,000 from Zuneth Sattar, allegedly as a reward to assist Sattar’s Xaviar Limited to be awarded Food Ration Packs contract Reference number MPD/SB/16/04/2021, worth $7,875,000 by Malawi Government for the Malawi Police Service.

He was answering three counts bordering on corruption.